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News Releases:

Majority of Library Locations Opening for inside Service Hours During September and October
September 08, 2020
Curbside pickup of items on hold continues to be available at 14 locations

City of Jacksonville, Duval Schools Expand COVID-19 Testing for Students
August 31, 2020
Opportunity for Free, Rapid Testing Will Include Charter & Private Schools

City of Jacksonville Announces Details for Second Round of Assistance for Senior and Disabled Residents
August 17, 2020
The City of Jacksonville will launch phase two of the Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 a.m. to provide support to senior citizens (72 years or older) and anyone receiving Social Security Disability

Jacksonville COVID-19 Update: Aug. 12, 2020
August 13, 2020
Mayor Lenny Curry provided a virtual update to local media on the local response to COVID-19 from his office at City Hall.

City of Jacksonville launches second round of Small Business Relief Program
July 15, 2020
The City of Jacksonville will launch the second round of the Small Business Relief Program on Thursday, July 16, at 9 a.m.

City of Jacksonville Adopts Mandatory Mask Requirement
June 29, 2020
Effective Monday June 29, 2020 at 5 p.m., the City of Jacksonville adopted a mandatory mask requirement for public and indoor locations, and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance.

Mayor Curry Release Statement Regarding JFRD Employees & COVID-19
June 26, 2020
“I have been briefed by JFRD Fire Chief, Keith Powers, that 214 firefighters are now in self-quarantine as a result of contact guidelines established by the CDC for COVID-19. As of this evening, 14 have tested positive for the virus,”

Celebrate Independence Day With 4th of July Fireworks
June 25, 2020
View Fireworks from Multiple Locations throughout the City of Jacksonville

Mayor Curry Responds to Increased Cases of COVID-19
June 19, 2020
“With many businesses now requiring a negative COVID-19 test result to allow employees to come to work, and with some clearly not taking this virus seriously, we are experiencing surge in numbers at testing facilities.” Mayor Lenny

Four Regional Libraries Reopening for Inside Service Monday June 22
June 18, 2020
Fourth Floor of Main Library Also Reopens; 14 Libraries Continue Curbside Pickup of Holds

City of Jacksonville Announces Details & Application Process for Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program
June 16, 2020
The City of Jacksonville will launch the Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program on Saturday, June 20, at 8 a.m. to provide support to senior citizens (72 years or older) and anyone receiving Social Security Disability.

Council Member Garrett Dennis Will Hold A Noticed Meeting Regarding JEA Customer Assistance and Support
June 08, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Following an announcement that JEA would resume disconnection of services on July 7, 2020, Council Member Dennis will hold a noticed meeting Tuesday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss options to assist customers at risk of disconnection.

Main Library Open Starting Thursday, June 4 as Library Resumes Service 
June 05, 2020 
All Book Returns Open and Curbside Pickup of Holds Continues at Selected Locations 

City of Jacksonville Announces Details & Application Process for Small Business Relief Program 
June 05, 2020
The City of Jacksonville will launch the Small Business Relief Program on Monday, June 8, at 9 a.m. to provide support to local businesses impacted by COVID-19.  

2020 JaxParks Youth Summer Camps 
June 04, 2020  
JaxParks Summer Camp Information. Registration begins, Friday June 5th.  

Jacksonville Enters Phase 2 of Reopening 
June 04, 2020
Mayor Lenny Curry and City leaders briefed and answered questions from the media on Thursday afternoon.  

Military Affairs and Veterans Department
June 04, 2020
The Military Affairs and Veterans Department is committed to serving veterans and their families. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, our department has resumed in-person services.  

Mayor Curry on City summer camps opening: 
June 03, 2020
An update from the Mayor on Summer Camps. This message was first reported on May 27, 2020 on a news conference. 
 
COVID-19 Testing Information
June 01, 2020
Please click this link for information related to local testing sites, including locations, hours of operation, and testing criteria.

COVID-19 Recovery Resources
June 01, 2020
Click here for an ongoing list of recovery resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 FAQs
June 01, 2020
Read the City's Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding COVID-19 at this page.

COVID-19 Monitoring
June 01, 2020
City of Jacksonville officials continue to work with local, state, and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family. Click here to learn more.

Mayor Curry to Testify at the US House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus 
May 28, 2020 

Mayor Curry Coronavirus Update
May 27, 2020
Mayor Lenny Curry briefed and answered questions from the media via videoconference Wednesday afternoon.

City Announces Schedule to Open Pools and Summer Camps
May 27, 2020
During a news conference, Mayor Lenny Curry shared plans for opening community pools during the 2020 season. Pools, with the exception of Cecil Aquatic Center, will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 

COVID-19 Relief Bill Introduced By Council Member Garrett Dennis Passes Unanimously
May 26, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tonight the Jacksonville City Council unanimously passed bill 2020-0243 introduced by Councilman Garrett Dennis.

State Approves Plan for Vacation Rentals in Duval County
May 20, 2020
Vacation Rental Operations Allowed to Resume with Safety Precautions

Prime Osborn Testing Site Closing as City of Jacksonville Rapidly Expands Testing Around the County
May 20, 2020
With the rapid expansion of COVID-19 testing availability throughout Duval County, the City of Jacksonville sponsored drive-thru testing site, in partnership with Telescope Health and Baptist Health, will discontinue operations

"Work From Home" Executive Order Amended
May 12, 2020
Mayor Lenny Curry and emergency management team leaders briefed and took questions from the media via videoconference Tuesday afternoon.

Summer Camp Information for 2020
May 11, 2020
UPDATE: At this time the City will not be opening registration for Summer Camp due to the current State of Emergency. Once a decision has been made regarding the 2020 Summer Camp program the City will post and update

COVID-19 Updates & Recovery Resources
May 08, 2020
Up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and its impact on Duval County.

Blue Angels to Salute Florida COVID-19 Responders
May 6, 2020
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor Florida frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over Jacksonville and Miami, May 8.  Florida Announcement

COVID-19 Updates & Recovery Resources
April 30, 2020
Up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and its impact on Duval County.
 
Mayor Curry Releases Statement in Response to Governor DeSantis' Decision to Begin Reopening Florida
April 29, 2020
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry releases statement following Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference and announcement that he will slowly begin reopening the State of Florida.
 
COVID-19 Testing Information
April 28, 2020
 
CDC and OSHA Guidance for Businesses
April 28, 2020
JaxReady encourages businesses to review the following resources from OSHA and CDC as they relate to COVID-19.
 
COVID-19 Monitoring
April 28, 2020
City of Jacksonville officials continue to work with local, state, and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family. 
 
COVID-19 FAQs
April 28, 2020
 
COVID-19 Recovery Resources
April 28, 2020
 
Mayor Signs Legislation Allocating $159 Million to COVID-19 Response
April 28, 2020
Federal Dollars to Support Assistance for Individuals and Bolster Area Testing Operations
In his local COVID-19 virtual update, Mayor Lenny Curry signed City Ordinance 2020-235 which was recently approved by City Council. The legislation allocates nearly $160 million in Federal CARES Act funds to provide relief to citizens and support the ongoing response to COVID-19.
 
Mayor Curry Proposes Legislation to Provide Direct Stimulus to 40,000 Duval County Households & Fund Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites
April 24, 2020
Mayor Lenny Curry along with City Council Vice President, Tommy Hazouri, announced Friday that his administration has filed legislation with the Jacksonville City Council to allocate nearly $160 million in Federal CARES Act funds to provide relief to citizens and support the ongoing response to COVID-19.

Beaches and Parks in Duval County to Reopen With Time and Social Distancing Restrictions
April 17, 2020
NO SUNBATHING, TOWELS, BLANKETS, CHAIRS, COOLERS, GRILLS ALLOWED DURING RESTRICTED BEACH HOURS
 
2020 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Canceled
April 14, 2020
At the direction of City of Jacksonville officials, in response to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, the 2020 Jacksonville Jazz Festival is canceled. The City of Jacksonville is committed to the health and safety of the community, and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. 
 
Wounded Warrior Project Commits $10 Million to Help Wounded Veterans During Pandemic
April 10, 2020
Companies and Foundations Being Asked to Match Funds 
 
City Council Unanimously Approves Emergency Small Business Relief & Employee Retention Grant Loan Program
April 06, 2020
To apply, go to VyStarCU.org/Coronavirus.
 
To Flatten the Curve, Mayor Curry Issues Safer At Home Executive Order
April 01, 2020
In an effort to continue flattening the curve, Mayor Lenny Curry announced that he is issuing a Safer At Home Executive Order mandating that citizens remain at home except for critical and essential needs. The order took effect Friday, April 3, at 12:01 a.m.

Get Latest COVID-19 Information from the City of Jacksonville
March 31, 2020
The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division has been closely monitoring updates related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health and safety of Jacksonville citizens is of our utmost concern.

City, VyStar Announce Plans for Lending Program for Small Businesses
March 31, 2020
Multimillion Dollar Program Will Offer Support To Employers Impacted By The Novel Coronavirus. 

Mayor Curry Limits Hotel Guests to Essential Lodgers
March 30, 2020

During a virtual news conference on Monday, March 30, Mayor Lenny Curry announced that he signed an executive order prohibiting all hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments from accepting or extending reservations for any person other than essential lodgers.

Federal Drive-Thru COVID-19 Site Removes Fever From Testing Requirements
March 27, 2020
The federally-sponsored drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at TIAA Bank Field in parking lot J will no longer require patients to have an on-site temperature of 99.6 degrees or higher, effective Saturday, March 28.

The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates
March 23, 2020
The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week.

Federal Drive-Thru COVID-19 Site to Expand Testing Criteria
March 22, 2020
The federally-sponsored drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at TIAA Bank Field in parking lot J will expand testing criteria, effective immediately. All ages will now be accepted, although patients must still meet certain guidelines.

Federal Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site to Open This Weekend for Seniors, Healthcare Professional, and First Responders
March 20, 2020
The free federally-sponsored drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will open Saturday, March 21, at TIAA Bank Field in parking lot J. The site will operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for as long as supplies last.

City of Jacksonville Adds COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site in Collaboration with Baptist Health and Telescope Health
March 19, 2020
Patients must reside in Duval County and complete a Telescope Health screening to obtain a physician order before coming to drive-thru testing. 

To Flatten The Curve, Mayor Curry Restricts Capacity Limit to 50 Patrons
March 16, 2020
During a meeting with the Jacksonville City Council Monday, March 16, Mayor Lenny Curry declared that he is limiting crowd capacity of recreational and social gatherings and establishments to 50 people.

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Lenny Curry
March 13, 2020

Mayor Lenny Curry and city officials have briefed the media on the latest with the local case of COVID-19. 

Hemming Park Suspends March Activities due to COVID-19
March 13, 2020

As announced by Mayor Lenny Curry earlier today and due to the health concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all City of Jacksonville Parks, including Hemming Park will be closed until further notice. 

COVID-19 Updates & Recovery Resources
March 13, 2020
Up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and its impact on Duval County. 

COVID-19 Monitoring
March 11, 2020
City of Jacksonville officials continue to work with local, state, and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family.
 

City Launches Web Page to Inform Public About Preparedness Efforts for Coronavirus
March 03, 2020
Citizens Urged to Visit JAXREADY.com/Virus for Current Information


Documents and Resources:

Mayor's Executive Orders regarding COVID-19

Florida Reemployment Assistance Application 

Council Vice President Newby's Memorandum regarding Hybrid Virtual/In Person Committee Meetings beginning August 17, 2020 - Dated 8/13/2020  

Council Vice President Newby's Amended Memorandum regarding the Governor's Executive Order Update - Dated 7/30/2020  

Council President Hazouri's Memorandum regarding Continuation of Virtual Meetings - Dated 7/15/2020

Governor's Executive Order 20-193 amending Executive Order 20-179 regarding COVID-19 and Local Government Public Meetings - Dated 8/7/2020 

Governor's Executive Order 20-166 extending Executive Order 20-52 regarding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - Dated 7/7/2020 

Governor's Executive Order 20-149 regarding COVID-19 Emergency Management related to Primary and General Elections - Dated 6/17/2020 

Governor's Executive Order 20-112 regarding Phase 1 Plan for Florida Recovery and Reopening - Received 5/1/2020 

General Counsel's Guidance regarding COVID-19 and Sunshine Meetings/Public Access - Dated 3/24/2020 
Attorney General's Advisory Legal Opinion AGO 2020-03 regarding Public Meeting Quorums Using Technology - Dated 3/19/2020
Mayor Lenny Curry Email regarding Coronavirus Information - Dated 3/13/2020  

 

Legislation:

2020-0200-E 
Enacted 
4/6/2020
ORD-MC Ord Apv & Auth Temporary Policy & Procedures for “Open Meetings” During the COVID-19 State of Emergency; Placing Such Policy on File w/Legislative Svcs; Providing for Waiver of C.R. 4.605 (Proxy Voting Prohibited), Pt. 6 (Voting), Chpt. 4 (Procedures), Council Rules, as to the Requirement that no Person other than a Council Member may record his/her vote; Providing for Waiver of C.R. 4.1101(Appearance Before Committee),Pt.11 (Appointments & Confirmations), Chpt. 4 (Procedures), Council Rules, as to the Requirement that each Appointee, Prior to Confirmation, Shall be required to Appear Before the Committee to Which Consideration of the Appointment has been Referred; Waiving any other Council Rule which may be in Conflict with the Policy & Procedures for the limited duration of the Emergency; Requesting Emergency Passage Upon Introduction (Johnston)(Introduced by CP Wilson and Co-Sponsored by CM Ferraro)
2020-0201-E 
Enacted 
4/6/2020
ORD-MC Making Certain Findings & Approp $9,000,000 from General Fund/GSD Fund Balance to establish a COVID-19 Small Business Relief & Employee Retention Grant Program (“Program”) for eligible Small Businesses located in Duval County, with Maximum City Funding for the Program Anticipated to be $26,500,000 over the 6 Yr. Term of the Program; Providing a Carryover of Funds from Yr. to Yr. until such Funds are Expended or Lapse According to the Agreement; Apv & Auth the Mayor of his designee & Corp. Secretary to Execute & Deliver an Agreement (“Agreement”) with VYSTAR Credit Union (“VYSTAR”) to Administer the Program on behalf of the City in accordance with the Agreement, & otherwise take all necessary action to effectuate the purposes of the Agreement & this Ordinance; Providing for Annual Reports to City Council; Oversight by Finance & Admin Dept to Oversee the Grant Process & Program; Req. Emergency Passage Upon Intro (B.T. 20-065)(Sawyer)(Req of Mayor & CM's Morgan, Ferraro, Bowman, Wilson, Cumber, Boylan, Gaffney, Pittman, Priestly Jackson, White, Diamond, DeFoor, Freeman, Salem, Carlucci, Newby & Hazouri )(Co-Sponsored by CM's Dennis & Becton)
2020-0224-W
Withdrawn
4/28/2020
RESO Concerning Public Safety & Welfare of COJ during COVID-19 Pandemic; Encouraging Action by Banks & Financial Institutions; & Addnl State and Federal Action; Encouraging the FL Supreme Court to Extend Administrative Order re: Writs of Possession for Eviction Proceedings; Encouraging Sherriff to Stay Enforcemt on Eviction Orders During State of Emerg; Req Emerg Passage Upon Introduction; Directing Legislative Svcs to Circulate a Copy of Resolution Upon Adoption. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis) (Co-Sponsored by CM’s Morgan, Pittman & Gaffney) 4/14/20 CO Introduction: NCSPHS, F 4/20/20
2020-0235-E 
Enacted 
4/27/2020
ORD Making Findings & Accepting & Approp: (1) $146,550,942.50 of Cares Act Grant Funding Received from U.S. Dept of Treasury to General Fund – General Svc Dist, & $12,500,000 of Cares Act Grant Funding Received from U.S. Dept of Treasury to COVID-19 Emergency Incidents Acct (Collectively, in Amount of $159,050,942.50 the "Cares Grant"); (2) Approp $40,025,000 of Cares Grant to be Disbursed to Eligible Citizens of Duval County Pursuant to COVID-19 Mortgage, Rent & Utility Relief Prog: (3) Approp $35,525,942.50 of Cares Grant for Funding to Establish & Operate COVID-19 Testing & Other Health Needs sites;
2020-0243-E 
Enacted 
5/26/2020
ORD Approp $5,000,000 of Cares Act Funds Previously Approp in Ord 2020-235-E to Reimburse the City for the Cost of the Bldg Inspection Fee Moratorium Instituted for 6 months; Repealing the Portion of Sec 3 (Purpose) of ORD 2020-235-E regarding the Approp $ 5,000,000; Amending Sec 6 of ORD 2020-235-E regarding the Mayor’s Transfer Powers of the $25,000,000 of COVID-19 Response Funds; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Dennis) (Co-Sponsor CMs Hazouri & R. Gaffney ) 5/12/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F,R 5/18/20 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer 5/19/20 F Read 2nd & Rerefer 5/19/20
2020-0247-E 
Enacted 
5/26/2020
ORD Making Certain findings & Approp $9,000,000 from General Fund/GSD Fund Balance to Establish a COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program (“Program”) for eligible Small Businesses in Duval County; Auth the City to Enter into an Agreement w/Financial Institute; Providing for Annual Reports to City Council; Req that the Finance & Admin Dept & Office & Office of Economic Development Oversee the Grant Process & Program; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Cumber)(Co-Sponsored by CM's Bowman,Hazouri & Ferraro) 5/12/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F
2020-0248-E 
Enacted 
5/26/2020
ORD Pertaining to Hunger & Eviction Relief; Approp $1,000,000.00 from Operating Reserves w/in the General Fund/General Svc Dist to Provide Funding to United Way of NE FL for Funding FL’s First Coast Relief Fund to assist various Nonprofits in Providing Necessary Svcs Directly Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak;Apv & Auth the Mayor or his Designee & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, a Funding Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & United Way of NE FL for Distribution through FL’s Relief Fund; Invoking the Exception of 126.107 (G) (Exemptions),Chapt 126 (Procurement Code),Ord Code, to Direct Contract
2020-0254-A 
Adopted 
5/12/2020
RESO Supporting Economic Recovery for Restaurants, Bars, & Retail Establishments; Req Suspension of Enforcement of the Zoning Code for Certain Outside Uses & Sales of Alcohol for off Premises Consumption; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage (Eller) (Introduced by CMs Becton, Diamond, Salem, Bowman, Wilson, Freeman, DeFoor) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Ferraro ,Morgan,Cumber,Hazouri,Priestly Jackson, R. Gaffney, Carlucci, Pittman,Newby,White & Boylan) 5/12/20 CO Introduced: LUZ, R 5/12/20 CO Emergency/Amend(Fl)/Approved19-0
2020-0260-E 
Enacted 
5/12/2020
ORD re Public Service Grants; Providing 90-Day Ext for Meeting Requiremts of Sec 118.201 (F) (4) or (5) for those Public Service Grant Recipients who were Required to Submit Audit Reports by end of April or May 2020; Req Emergency Passage Upon Introduction. (Johnston) (Introduced by CP Wilson) 5/12/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F 5/12/20 CO Emergency/Approved19-0 Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt. 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 5/26/20
2020-0274-E 
Enacted 
5/26/2020
ORD Supporting Economic Recovery for Tenants of City Facilities; Establishing a Temp Moratorium on Imposition of Annual Rent Escalations under any Lease or License Agreemnt to which the City is a Party as Landlord or Licensor; Req Emerg Passage Upon Introduction.(Sawyer)(Introduced by CM Bowman)
2020-0276-E 
Enacted
6/9/2020 
ORD making certain findings & Approp $1,000,000 from Cares Act funds previously Approp in Ord 2020-235-E to the COVID-19 Senior & Disabled Financial Assistance Prog; Auth the City to enter into an agreement w/Fidelity National Information Svcs; Invoking the Exception of 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code),Ord Code, to Direct Contract w/Fidelity National Information Svcs, Inc. (“FIS”) to provide payment cards to the City to be provided to apvd grant recipients under the COVID-19 Senior & Disabled Financial Assistance Prog; Providing for monthly reports to City Council; Req that the Finance & Administration Dept & OED Oversee the Grant Process & Prog; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Bowman, Freeman, R.Gaffney, Carlucci, Cumber, Salem, Diamond, Newby, Boylan ,Morgan, White, Defoor, Hazouri & Pittman) (Co-Sponsored by CM Ferraro)
2020-0313-E
Enacted
6/9/2020
ORD Amending Sec 20 & Exhibit 4 of Ord 2020-235-E Regarding Temp Moratorium as to Certain Jax Fire & Rescue Dept. Plan Reviews Fees; Req Emergency Passage Upon Introduction. (Sawyer) (Introduced by CM White
 
2020-0314-E 
Enacted 
6/23/2020
ORD Approp $283,392.00 from U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services Ryan White HIV/AIDS Prog Pt A COVID-19 to Provide HIV Services Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) & Related Health & Support Svcs to Persons Living with HIV/AIDS & Residing in Jax Transitional Grant Area (TGA); Providing for City Oversight by Social Svcs Div. of Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage. (B.T. 20-074) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)
2020-0316-E 
Enacted 
6/23/2020
ORD Approp $2,220,000 ($1,620,000 from Duval County Tourist Developmnt Council (“TDC”) Special Revenue Fund Developmnt Account & $600,000 from TDC Special Revenue Fund Contingency Account) to TDC Operations Account to Provide Funding for TDC Operations to Offset Anticipated Losses in Tourist Developmnt Taxes Due to COVID-19 in FY 2019-2020; Purpose; Amending TDC FY 2019-2020 Budget (Second Revised Schedule W) Apvd by Ord 2019-504-E (City’s Annual Budget) & Ord 2020-251-E, to Provide Funding for TDC Operations to Offset Anticipated Losses in Tourist Developmnt Taxes Due to COVID-19 in FY 2019-2020
2020-0328-E 
Enacted 
6/23/2020 
ORD Making Certain Findings & Authorizing Disbursement of Business Relief Grant Funds to those Businesses & in Such Amounts as Set Forth on Exh 1 Attached Hereto, from a Portion of $20,000,000 in Cares Act Grant Funding Previously Appropriated by Ord 2020-235-E (The “Business Relief Grant Funds”) to Provide Addtn’l Funding to For-Profit & Non-Profit Businesses within Duval County Negatively Impacted by COVID-19 Response Measures; Req that the Finance & Admin Dept & OED Oversee COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Prog; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage. (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor)
2020-0329-W 
Withdrawn 
6/23/2020
ORD Approp $500,000.00 ($250,000.00 from General Fund Balance & $250,000.00 from Social Svcs General Assistance) to reimburse JEA for a 1 time $50 payment for each delinquent pre-paid customer to avoid shutoff of svcs when the delinquent pre-paid customers establish a payment plan prior to JEA disconnecting the delinquent acct on or after 7/7/2020;Providing for a reverter of unspent funds; providing for weekly reports to City Council, the Council Auditor’s Office & the Finance Dept; Req Emergency Passage Upon Intro.(Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis)
2020-0355-E 
Enacted 
6/23/2020
ORD Approp $5,000,000 of Cares Act Funds Previously Appropriated in Ord 2020-243-E for COVID-19 Economic Impact – City Stimulus Response Funds – Mortgage, Rent & Utilities Relief Prog to: $3,000,000 to COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Prog & $2,000,000 to Utility Relief Prog; Providing for a Purpose; Authorizing City to Enter into an Amendmnt to Agreemnt with Fidelity National Information Services; Invoking Exception of 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to Direct Contract with Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (“FIS”) to Provide Payment Cards to City to be Provided to Apvd Grant Recipients Under the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Prog & Utility Relief Prog; Amend Mortgage, Rent & Utilities Relief Prog Apvd in 2020-243-E to Provide up to 10,000 Payment Cards in Amount of $200; Approving & Authorizing an Agreemnt with JEA to Assist in Identifying Eligible Recipients; Invoking Exception of 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procureme...
2020-0378-E 
Enacted 
7/28/2020
ORD Accepting & Approp $8,069,919.30 of Additional Cares Act Grant Funding Received from the U.S. Dept of Treasury to Special Revenue Fund – Emergency Incidents – Miscellaneous Grants & Aids to Reduce the Appropriation of the City’s Operating Reserves for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Prog as Previously Authorized by 2020-247-E; Purpose of Appropriations; Providing a Funds Carryover from Yr to Yr Until Such Funds are Expended or Lapse, & Providing that Any Cares Grant Funding not Expended Pursuant to This Ord by 11/1/2020 Shall Revert to the Fund of Origin for Reappropriation for Authorized Expenditures Under the Terms of the Cares Grant; Req 1-Cycle Emerg Passage. (B.T. 20-097) (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor & CM Carlucci) (Co-Sponsored by CM’s Bowman,Cumber, Freeman, R. Gaffney, Salem & White) 6/23/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 7/28/20
2020-0379-E 
Enacted 
8/11/2020
ORD Making Certain Findings & Approp $1,000,000 of Cares Act Grant Funding Received from the U.S. Dept of Treasury to Provide One-Time Grants Up to $10,000 Each to Small Businesses located in Duval County which were Impacted by COVID-19 & had to Temporarily Close After the Governor Authorized Phase 1 Reopening on 5/4/20 in Order to Perform Sanitization or Deep Cleaning Measures Following Employee or Customer Exposure to COVID-19 so that the Small Business could Reopen; Providing for Reverter of Unspent Funds; Req that the Finance & Administration Dept Oversee the Grant Process & Program; Req Emergency 1-Cycle Passage.(Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis) 6/23/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 7/28/20
2020-0380-E 
Enacted 
7/28/2020 
ORD Approp $3,000,000 of Cares Act Grant Funding Received from the U.S. Dept of Treasury to: $2,000,000 to the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program & $1,000,000 to the COVID-19 Senior & Disabled Financial Assistance Program ;Authorizing the City to Enter into an Amendment to the Agreement w/Fidelity National Information Svcs; Invoking the Exception of 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code),Ord Code, to Direct Contract w/Fidelity National Information Svcs, Inc. (“FIS”) to provide Payment Cards to the City to be Provided to Apvd Grant Recipients under the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program & the COVID-19 Senior & Disabled Financial Assistance Program; Req Emergency Passage Upon Introduction.(Sidman) (Introduced by CM Morgan) 6/23/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F,R Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 7/28/20
2020-0412-E 
Enacted 
8/11/2020
ORD Making Certain Findings & Approp $3,451,837.90 in Cares Act Funds Previously Placed in a Contingency Acct & $3,781,650.41 of Cares Act Funds Previously Placed in a Miscellaneous Grants & Aids Account to be Placed in the Subsidies & Contributions to Private Organizations Acct to be Used for Business Relief Grants to Those Businesses Who Suffered Negative Impacts Due to COVID-19, Auth Disbursemnt of $7,233,488.31 of Business Relief Grant Funds to Those Businesses & in Such Amounts as Set Forth on Exh 1Attached Hereto, $3,451,837.90 from the $20,000,000 in Cares Act Grant Funding Previously Previously Appropriated by Ord 2020-235-E (The “Business Relief Grant Funds”), & $3,781,650.41 from the $26,500,000 Previously Appropriated by Ord 2020-201-E & Ord Code 2020-235-E (The “COVID-19 Small Business Relief & Employee Retention Grant Program”) to Provide Additional Funding to For-Profit & Non-Profit Businesses within Duval County Negatively Impacted by COVID-19 Response Measures; Auth the City to E...
2020-0493-E
Enacted
9/8/2020
ORD Approp $80,000.00 Grant Received from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (“CFE”) to allow the KHA to Fund Financial Navigation Svcs for Families in Jax Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic; Auth KHA to Provide Direct Funding in Amt of $80,000.00 to the United Way of NE FL (“United Way”) to Provide Financial Navigation Svcs to Families in Jax Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic; Invoking Exception to Sec 126.107(G) (Exemptions), Pt 1 (Gen Regulations), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code) Ord Code, re: the Svcs to be Provided the United Way; Apv & Auth a Svcs Contract w/United Way for Svcs Specified in this Ord; Waiving Provisions of Chapt 77 (KHA), Ord Code, to the Extent that the Svcs Specified in this Ord May Not be Considered Children’s Svcs as Contemplated by Chapt 77; Waiving Chapt 77 Req’s (KHA), Sec 77.111(a) (Provider Contracts), Ord Code, to Exempt Svcs Provided by United Way from Competitive Procuremt. (B.T. 20-102) (Davis) (Req of Mayor) 8/11/20 CO
2020-0523 ORD Approp. $ 45,130.14 from the Dept. of Homeland Security/FEMA through the FDEM to Provide Funding for the Purchase of a Heavy Duty Tow Vehicle for the Infectious Disease Response Unit, Auth Mayor, or his Designee, & Corp. Secretary to Execute & Deliver, on Behalf of the City, the Federally-Funded Subaward & Grant Agreemnt btwn FDEM & the City of Jax; Oversight by Emerg. Preparedness Div. (B.T. 20-105) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 8/25/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS,TEU,F 8/31/20 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer 8/31/20 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer 9/1/20 F Read 2nd & Rerefer Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601
2020-0542 Approp $682,795.88 from the Dept of Homeland Security/FEMA through the FDEM to Provide Funding for Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Including Operating & Medical Supplies, in Response to the COVID-19, Auth the Mayor, or his designee, & Corp. Secretary to Execute & Deliver for & on Behalf of the City, the Federally-Funded Subaward & Grant Agreemt btwn FDEM & COJ; Oversight by Emergency Preparedness Div. (B.T. 20-106) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 8/25/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, F 8/31/20 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer 9/1/20 F Read 2nd & Rerefer Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 9/8/20
2020-0555 ORD Approp $2,627,267.00 in CARES Pass-Through Funding Distributed by FL Housing Finance Corp (FHFC) to, & to be Administered by, the City of Jax to Provide Housing-Related Assistance to Eligible Households Experiencing Hardships because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Apv & Auth the Mayor, his Designee, & Corp Secretary to Execute & Deliver, Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Subrecipient Agreemnt & any Related & Subsequent Agreemnts Allocating Addnl Funds from FHFC; Oversight by Housing & Community Dev Div of Neighborhoods Dept; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage. (B.T. 20-111) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 9/8/
2020-0556 ORD Approp $991,592.00 ($826,327.00) in CARES Act Grant Funding from the Federal Govt, & $165,265.00 from the City’s General Fund) to Prevent, Prepare for, & Respond to the Coronavirus as it Affects the 2020 Federal Elections; Apv & Auth Supervisor of Elections to Execute & Deliver the Memo of Agreemnt for Federal Funds – CARES Act btwn the State of FL Dept of State, Div of Elections & Supv of Elections; Oversight by Supervisor of Elections; Req 1 Cycle Emergency Passage (B.T. 20-112) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 9/8/20 CO Introduced: NCSPHS, TEU, F, R 9/14/20 NCSPHS Emergency/Amend/Approve 7-0
 

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September 3, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | UF Shands Update​
Teleconference Meeting
Notice | Minutes


July 2, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | UF Shands Update​
Teleconference Meeting
Notice | Minutes 
 

July 1, 2020

City Council Special Meeting of the Council | Mayor Curry State of Emergency Proclamation 2020-005 (Public Health Emergency)​
Online Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video
 

June 23, 2020

AMENDED | Council Member Public Meeting | Small Business & Utility Relief​ and CARES Amendment Funding
Online Meeting
Notice | Video 
 

June 17, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Small Business & Utility Relief​
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video
 

June 15, 2020

CANCELLED | Council Member Public Meeting | Small Business & Utility Relief​
Online Meeting
Cancellation Notice
 

May 26, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | COVID-19 Senior & Disabled Financial Assistance Program
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video


May 21, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | COVID-19 Updates & Other Related District 10 Matters
Online Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Video


May 20, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Future Plans & Procedures on Pandemic/Hurricane Season
Online Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video


May 14, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | UF Shands Update​
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes 


May 13, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Child Abuse Cases During COVID-19
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video


May 8, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Relief Measures for Profit & Non-Profit Small Businesses​
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video
 

May 8, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | New Legislation Regarding the Stimulus​
Online Meeting
Notice | Video


May 5, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Relief Measures for Profit & Non-Profit Small Businesses​
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes | Video
 

April 27, 2020

City Council Special Meeting of the Council | COVID-19 Update & Ordinance 2020-235 (Legislation on Relief Funds)​
Online Meeting
Notice | Marked Agenda | Video
 

April 24, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | Reemployment Applications and Challenges​
Online Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video 


April 16, 2020

Council Member Public Meeting | UF Shands Update​
Online Meeting
Notice | Minutes 


April 6, 2020

City Council Online Meeting | COVID-19 State of Emergency
Online Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video
 

March 31, 2020

City Council Online Meeting | COVID-19 State of Emergency
Online Meeting
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video
 

March 24, 2020

Mayor & Council Conference Call​
Cancellation Notice 


March 16, 2020

Mayor's Declaration of Emergency​
City Hall - St. James Building
Council Chamber - 1st Floor
117 W. Duval Street
Notice | Agenda | Minutes | Video

 

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